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Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances. Proverbs 25:11
Shadows were dancing in the early morning light that was beginning to fill the room. Holding baby Sarah in my arms and gazing upon her long eyelashes as she slept with deep sighs upon my lap, I was overcome with amazement and fear all at the same time. I wasn't sure how to handle a baby. I had never babysat more than once or twice or changed a diaper or cared for a sick infant. Here she was, gasping for breath, burning with fever and I was feeling helpless.
Many other times, I felt helpless as a mom of 4 young children. No one had taught me how to manage this task and often I would feel the inadequacy of my own training or lack there of. I knew that there were lasting consequences in the lives of children about how they were parented and raised, but there was so much confusion in my world of voices. And so, when Clay and I were talking in the wee hours of the night, he said, "What would help? What do you wish you had?"
And as I laid out my wish for Biblical, natural, wise encouragement, inspiration about why I was doing this--giving my life to these precious little ones who took all of my energy, drained me of my patience, demanded my time and focussed attention. We dreamed right there in the small cluttered room of our home, a mom's conference that would give mothers fellowship and close friendship and strength and inspiration to know how to embrace this great call on their lives with grace, truth and love.
Now, over 15 years later, with numerous conference seasons under our belts, and our children grown, we have finally finished putting these conference tapes online. Our hope is that for so many moms who felt like I did, a need for help and encouragement along the way, there will be words of life to fill your own souls and minds with inspiration. We have had requests for many years from women all over the world to put our conference tapes in a form that can be downloaded.
Finally, we have managed to put them online so that they may be downloaded.
And so, to celebrate...
We will be giving away 4 talks from our new catalogue of fifteen years of recorded messages!
Now for the really exciting news:
Tomorrow we are launching a new network for moms! We hope to be a source of encouragement and inspiration to moms all over the world. By God's grace and with the help of kindred spirit friends, we have gathered writers who have the same heart for encouragement, books to study and encourage, a ministry of small groups and a place where we hope to build the kinds of resources that will help moms be faithful for many years to come. Our ministry is small and Clay and I are limited in time and resources, but we have a great team of friends and a heart to inspire and help young families all over the world to know and understand the truth of raising a godly generation in their own homes.
Will you help us spread the word?
We will be launching Mom Heart Online and we would so appreciate it if you could help us spread the word. The site will be live early tomorrow morning at momheart.org (currently it re-directs here).
As a "thank-you" for spreading the word, all of you who Facebook or Tweet or blog about the launch (tomorrow) will be entered to win the conference talks. Just leave a comment letting us know how you spread the word!